Chapin is preparing to develop a complex that would be home to a new Town Hall, park, outdoor theater and rail commuter station.
The facilities would be built in stages over 25 years on a 25-acre site adjoining the local library.
A new Town Hall of 13,000 square feet — four times the size of current offices — would be built first. Its preliminary cost is estimated at $2.5 million.
“We’re out of space and everything is stacked to the ceiling.” Mayor Stan Shealy said.
Plans call for the new Town Hall to be ready within three years.
The complex in the Lexington County town of 1,000 residents would be paid for through savings and loans.
Its features were settled on in consultation with community groups.